The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio

The Prize Winner of Defiance  Ohio

From her frenetic supermarket shopping spree -- worth $3,000 today -- to her clever entries worthy of Erma Bombeck, Dorothy Parker, and Ogden Nash, the story of this irrepressible woman whose talents reached far beyond her formidable verbal ...

Author: Terry Ryan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743217279

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio introduces Evelyn Ryan, an enterprising woman who kept poverty at bay with wit, poetry, and perfect prose during the "contest era" of the 1950s and 1960s. Stepping back into a time when fledgling advertising agencies were active partners with consumers, and everyday people saw possibility in every coupon, Terry Ryan tells how her mother kept the family afloat by writing jingles and contest entries. Mom's winning ways defied the Church, her alcoholic husband, and antiquated views of housewives. To her, flouting convention was a small price to pay when it came to securing a happy home for her six sons and four daughters. Evelyn, who would surely be a Madison Avenue executive if she were working today, composed her jingles not in the boardroom, but at the ironing board. By entering contests wherever she found them -- TV, radio, newspapers, direct-mail ads -- Evelyn Ryan was able to win every appliance her family ever owned, not to mention cars, television sets, bicycles, watches, a jukebox, and even trips to New York, Dallas, and Switzerland. But it wasn't just the winning that was miraculous; it was the timing. If a toaster died, one was sure to arrive in the mail from a forgotten contest. Days after the bank called in the second mortgage on the house, a call came from the Dr Pepper company: Evelyn was the grand-prize winner in its national contest -- and had won enough to pay the bank. Graced with a rare appreciation for life's inherent hilarity, Evelyn turned every financial challenge into an opportunity for fun and profit. From her frenetic supermarket shopping spree -- worth $3,000 today -- to her clever entries worthy of Erma Bombeck, Dorothy Parker, and Ogden Nash, the story of this irrepressible woman whose talents reached far beyond her formidable verbal skills is told in The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio with an infectious joy that shows how a winning spirit will triumph over the poverty of circumstance.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio

The Prize Winner of Defiance  Ohio

Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio is one of those overlooked gems that deserves a long life on DVD.

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Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio is one of those overlooked gems that deserves a long life on DVD. Splendidly adapted by writer-director Jane Anderson from the memoir by Terry Ryan (one of Evelyn's daughters), the film operates on several endearing levels: as a revealing study of the housewife's plight during the Eisenhower era, an inspiring tale of tenacity and survival against formidable odds, and a charming family drama that tempers sentimental nostalgia with the emotional toll of harsh reality. As always, Julianne Moore brings subtle perfection to her role as Evelyn, the cheerfully strong-willed mother of ten who compensates for the failings of her alcoholic husband (Woody Harrelson) by becoming the most successful "contester" in the country, entering cleverly-worded poems, jingles, and slogans in corporate sponsored contests throughout the mid-1950s and early '60s. Winning everything from palm trees and pogo-sticks to sports cars and cash, she holds the financially desperate family together with happy smiles and a rock-solid defiance of her husband's volatile temper. Directing her first feature after a respected career in television, Anderson employs some delightful visual effects to liven up the period kitsch (in some cases allowing Moore, as narrator and actor, to appear with herself in the same scene), but she never compromises the emotional core of the drama, which yields an unexpectedly powerful payoff when surviving members of the real-life Ryan family appear, as themselves, in the film's touching final scene.
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The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio

The Prize Winner of Defiance  Ohio

Evelyn Ryan was an enterprising woman who kept poverty at bay and turned advertising slogan contests into opportunities for fun and profit.

Author: Terry Ryan

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:876402104

Category: Defiance (Ohio)

Page: 351

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Evelyn Ryan was an enterprising woman who kept poverty at bay and turned advertising slogan contests into opportunities for fun and profit.
Categories: Defiance (Ohio)

Wacky Aphorisms What the Web Says about the Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio

Wacky Aphorisms  What the Web Says about the Prize Winner of Defiance  Ohio

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio.

Author: Matthew Palling

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 5458834003

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
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Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2009

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2009

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio The Lacemaker. She was twenty-four, had
already made more than a dozen features, starting at seventeen. She told me
how that happened: “I walked up to the studio door in Paris, knocked, and said, 'I
am ...

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740792164

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 944

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Nobody has been more important in telling Americans why we should love film than Roger Ebert. --Michael Shamberg, Editor and Publisher Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert presents more than 650 full-length critical movie reviews, along with interviews, essays, tributes, film festival reports, and Q and As from Questions for the Movie Answer Man. Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 collects more than two years' worth of his engaging film critiques. From Bee Movie to Darfur Now to No Country for Old Men, and from Juno to Persepolis to La Vie en Rose, Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 includes every review Ebert has written from January 2006 to June 2008. Also included in the Yearbook, which boasts 65 percent new content, are: * Interviews with newsmakers, such as Juno director Jason Reitman and Jerry Seinfeld, a touching tribute to Deborah Kerr, and an emotional letter of appreciation to Werner Herzog. * Essays on film issues, and tributes to actors and directors who died during the year. * Daily film festival reports from Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, and Telluride. * All-new questions and answers from his Questions for the Movie Answer Man columns.
Categories: Performing Arts

Rosie

Rosie

The Prize Winner of Defiance , Ohio How My mother Raised 10 Kias on 25 Words
or Less WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes , Ricki Lake and " Wynonna. With three days
to go before the date of foreclosure , Mom jumped higher than most of us .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105112743732

Category: Fashion

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What is Graphic Design For

What is Graphic Design For

D A D b C tion Litle The Prize Winner of Defiance , Ohio titles. Movie titles When
the supremacy of the Hollywood studio system began to break down in the 1950s
, newly independent American producers and directors , such as Otto Preminger
 ...

Author: Alice Twemlow

Publisher: Rotovision

ISBN: UOM:39015069353152

Category: Art

Page: 256

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"In the 21st century, graphic designers throughout the world are facing tough but exciting challenges: new technologies, new ways for clients to interact with customers, and an audience that is increasingly literate when it comes to design, global influences, and cultures. This book starts by exploring the issues that shape design today : sustainability, ethics, technology, theory, and developments in other fields that impact globally on local cultures. [This book] breaks the discipline down into its elements. The book examines traditional practices such as typography, signage, advertising, and book design, as well as more recent developments including VJing, games design, software design, and interactive design. There is no single ideal for how a designer should be: a designer can practice along or be part of a large group ; a designer can also write, edit, curate, take photographs, design typefaces, and be an entrepreneur. This book concludes with a showcase of the work of cutting-edge designers from many parts of the world."--P. [4] of cover.
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How

How

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ISBN: UOM:39015065053467

Category: Commercial art

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

This was an engag ing , believable , and captivating read . " - TOM HEYWOOD ,
THE BABBLING BOOK , HAINES , AK 3 . THE PRIZE WINNER OF DEFIANCE ,
OHIO : How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less by Terry Ryan ...

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ISBN: IND:30000080944238

Category: Literature

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Out

Out

DECEMBER 9 Rent Based on the queer - filled , Tony award - winning musical ,
Rent finally hits the big screen . [ See page 116 for story ... NOVEMBER 4 The
Prize Winner of Defiance , Ohio also wrote the screenplay . ) SEPTEMBER 23
Côte ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556039815253

Category: Gay men

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Glamour

Glamour

-LESUE ROBARGE A DONTMISS The Prize Winner of Defiance , Ohio This film ,
based on Terry Ryan's doozy of a memoir , recounts the efforts of her mom (
Julianne Moore ) to put food on the table by winning ad - jingle contests . It's out
now ...

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ISBN: IND:30000107219416

Category: Beauty, Personal

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Categories: Beauty, Personal

The Julianne Moore Handbook Everything You Need to Know about Julianne Moore

The Julianne Moore Handbook   Everything You Need to Know about Julianne Moore

Moore remains active in filmmaking, yet she has explained that she has curtailed her work in order to spend more time with her children. This book is your ultimate resource for Julianne Moore.

Author: Katherine Tingley

Publisher: Tebbo

ISBN: 1742446728

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 290

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Julianne Moore (born December 3, 1960) is an American actress. She began her acting career in 1983 in minor roles, before joining the cast of the soap opera As the World Turns, for which she won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1988. She began to appear in supporting roles in films during the early 1990s, achieving recognition in several independent films before her performance in Boogie Nights (1997) brought her widespread attention and nominations for several major acting awards. Her success continued with films such as The End of the Affair (1999) and Magnolia (1999). She was acclaimed for her portrayal of a betrayed wife in Far from Heaven (2002), winning several critic awards as best actress of the year, in addition to several other nominations, including the Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award. The same year she was also nominated for several awards as best supporting actress for her work in The Hours. In 2009, she was nominated for a Golden Globe for A Single Man. Moore remains active in filmmaking, yet she has explained that she has curtailed her work in order to spend more time with her children. This book is your ultimate resource for Julianne Moore. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about her Early life, Career, Personal life and Filmography right away: The Kids Are All Right (film), List of 30 Rock characters, Chloe (film), A Single Man (2009 film), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Shelter (2009 film), Blindness (film), Eagle Eye, Savage Grace, I'm Not There, Next (2007 film), Children of Men, Trust the Man, Freedomland (film), The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, The Forgotten (2004 film), Laws of Attraction, Marie and Bruce, The Hours (film), Far from Heaven, World Traveler, The Shipping News (film), Evolution (film), Hannibal (film), Not I, The Ladies Man (2000 film), Magnolia (film), The End of the Affair (1999 film), A Map of the World (film), An Ideal Husband (1999 film), Cookie's Fortune, Psycho (1998 film), The Big Lebowski, Boogie Nights, The Myth of Fingerprints, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Surviving Picasso, Assassins (film), Nine Months, Safe (film), Roommates (film), Vanya on 42nd Street, Short Cuts, The Fugitive (1993 film), Benny & Joon, Body of Evidence (film), The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (film), Cast a Deadly Spell, Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, I'll Take Manhattan (TV miniseries), As the World Turns, The Edge of Night Contains selected content from the highest rated entries, typeset, printed and shipped, combining the advantages of up-to-date and in-depth knowledge with the convenience of printed books. A portion of the proceeds of each book will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their mission.
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Screen World

Screen World

THE PRIZE WINNER OF DEFIANCE , OHIO ( DREAMWORKS ) Producers , Jack
Rapke , Steve Starkey . Robert Zemeckis ; Executive Producer , Marty Ewing ;
Director / Screenplay , Jane Anderson ; Based upon the memoir The Prize
Winner ...

Author: John Willis

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema

ISBN: 1557837074

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 466

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Covers American and foreign films released in the United States each year, with listings of credits and profiles of screen personalities and award winners
Categories: Performing Arts

Implementing Grammar Journals in the ESL Classroom

Implementing Grammar Journals in the ESL Classroom

The thesis then demonstrates how the Grammar Journal can be effective in solving grammar problems. The curriculum is introduced by discussing the text, its rationale, and other information.

Author: Justin Cameron Fulton

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:162111110

Category: Diaries

Page: 466

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"This thesis proposes a curriculum using Grammar Journals. To do this, communicative approaches to teaching ESL are surveyed, as well as Krashen's Monitor Hypothesis and other theories relevant to journaling, grammar, and ESL teaching. First grammar instruction is reviewed. Then, the Grammar Journal is introduced and explained. Problems within the ESL writing classroom are reviewed. The thesis then demonstrates how the Grammar Journal can be effective in solving grammar problems. The curriculum is introduced by discussing the text, its rationale, and other information. The thesis concludes by suggesting that Grammar Journals can provide a new means of including grammar within writing instruction, and it can make better ESL writers. The appendices include a broad ten-week overview of the curriculum, details for one week of instruction, further examples of activities based on the text, a mid term and final exam, and a final project that has the students make a presentation on what they've learned in the course. This thesis proposes the innovative idea of using Grammar Journals. It also proposes a curriculum that provides an example of a way to incorporate Grammar Journals within a ESL writing curriculum. The curriculum sample can be located in Appendix A"--Document.
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America on Film

America on Film

Case Study 10 : The Prize Winner of Defiance , Ohio ( 2005 ) Based on a
childhood memoir by author Terry Ryan , The film focuses primarily on the clan's
indomitably The Prize Winner of Defiance , Ohio centers on a large , cheerful
mother ...

Author: Harry M. Benshoff

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: UOM:39015079346485

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 453

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the industrial, socio-cultural, and aesthetic factors that contribute to cinematic representations of race, class, gender, and sexuality. It chronicles the cinematic history of various cultural groups, examines forces and institution bias and stimulates discussion about the relationship between film and American national culture.
Categories: Performing Arts

Zagat Movie Guide

Zagat Movie Guide

22 24 | 23 | 22 Prize Winner of Defiance , Ohio , The 2005 | Directed by Jane
Anderson I With Julianne Moore , Woody Harrelson , Laura Dern | 99 minutes
Rated PG - 13 " Based on a true story " , this " nostalgic " drama stars the “
amazing ...

Author: Curt Gathje

Publisher:

ISBN: 1570068887

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 444

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Hollywood Creative Directory

Hollywood Creative Directory

... Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman - The Business - Independent
Spirit Awards - Greg the Bunny - Hopeless ... Monster House - Last Holiday - The
Prize Winner of Defiance , Ohio - The Polar Express - Matchstick Men - Cast
Away ...

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ISBN: UCLA:L0090302506

Category: Motion picture industry

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The Dream Team

The Dream Team

... 95 Prize Winner of Defiance , Ohio , The ( film ) , 185 Quest for Camelot ( film ) ,
122 Quo Vadis ( film ) , 119 Raiders of the Lost Ark ( film ) , 13 , 21 Ray ( film ) ,
178 Redford , Robert , 124 , 137 Redstone , Sumner , 51 Reed , Oliver , 5 Reed ...

Author: Daniel M. Kimmel

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN: UOM:39015066735815

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

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Documents the story of the Hollywood company started by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen, from their unrealized plans to build more than one thousand acres of studio facilities, residences, and retail operations, to their numerous box-office successes, to the sale of the company eleven years later.
Categories: Business & Economics